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SOURCE Take Stock in Children
Jacksonville Economic Development CEO to Chair Florida's Most Successful Mentoring 501(c)3
MIAMI, Oct. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Take Stock in Children, Florida's flagship mentoring organization, recently appointed Ted Carter to chair its state board of directors. The head of Jacksonville's Office of Economic Development is a six-year state board veteran and ardent advocate for higher education. Carter will lead the statewide organization that has helped more than 22,000 deserving low-income students graduate from high school, complete college and break the cycle of poverty.
"Successfully transitioning at-risk students from high school to college and seeing them emerge as a well-educated workforce and leaders is impressive and a credit to the fifty-four Take Stock in Children programs," said Carter. "I look forward to working with our dynamic new president, Board of Directors, local partners, the Legislature and Florida's business community to build upon this success as we continue to grow our programs throughout Florida."
"We are extremely honored to have Ted Carter chairing our board and leading our efforts to provide deserving scholars with caring mentors, college scholarships and hope for a better life," said Madeline Pumariega, Take Stock in Children President and CEO. "His expertise and guidance will prove invaluable as we expand our college success strategies to increase college completion and workforce readiness."
As Jacksonville's Economic Development Officer, Carter currently serves as economic advisor and liaison to the Jacksonville, Duval County and North Florida business communities. He has extensive experience in real estate, economic development and public-private partnerships working with agencies such as the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Carter spent the last 8 years as a senior executive at CBRE, a global commercial real estate company, where he managed CBRE's South Florida market operations based in Miami in addition to the company's public sector group based in Washington, D.C.
About Take Stock in Children
Take Stock in Children, a Florida 501(c)3 non-profit organization, provides mentors, scholarships and hope for Florida's low-income and deserving students. Incorporated in 1995 and maintaining a 92 percent high school graduation rate, TSIC is Florida's flagship and most successful mentoring and scholarship program. In every Florida county, TSIC scholars in middle and high school pledge to meet regularly with their mentor, maintain academic standards, and remain drug and crime-free on the way to achieving a high school diploma. The reward for fulfilling these commitments is a scholarship to a Florida state college, university or vocational school. To donate, volunteer or learn more about Take Stock in Children, please call 888-322-4673 or visit www.takestockinchildren.org.
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